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Lost in Austen

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Lost in Austen

Post by Amanda » Wed January 14th, 2009, 9:28 pm

Anyone watched this? I have been watching it when I get the chance. I have one episode left to watch. It is a bit of fun! I like Alex Kingston and Hugh Bonneville as the Bennetts.

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Post by LoveHistory » Thu January 15th, 2009, 12:30 am

Sounds interesting. I'll see if Netflix has it. I recently finished the 2008 S&S and I'm not sending it back anytime soon.

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Post by annis » Thu January 15th, 2009, 12:54 am

Yep, I saw it earlier this month- t was played in two episodes over consecutive nights. I mentioned on the movie thread, so I'll just cheat and repeat what I said on the 2nd of Jan :)

"Lost in Austen" - an entertaining piece of fluff. Premise - Elizabeth Bennet changes places with Amanda, a modern day Austen fan, who, thrown into the world of "Pride & Prejudice", makes many frantic, doomed efforts to keep the story on track, though events keep conspiring to derail it. There is a HEA ending, but with a twist.
Elliot Cowan does a great job of channelling Mr Darcy as portrayed by Colin Firth in the iconic BBC TV series of "Pride & Prejudice".

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Post by Amanda » Thu January 15th, 2009, 3:13 am

For the aussies: I thought the guy playing Mr Darcy looked like Samuel Johnson (from Secret Life of Us and other things) trying to be very very cranky!

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Post by diamondlil » Thu January 15th, 2009, 7:43 pm

I had every intention of trying to watch this, but apparently I didn't notice when it was on. Hopefully it will show on cable or something.
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Post by Amanda » Thu January 15th, 2009, 9:18 pm

Marg, I don't think it has been on here yet. I have downloaded it.

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Post by diamondlil » Fri January 16th, 2009, 10:05 am

Ah good.

I thought I had missed it.
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Post by Lauren » Wed January 21st, 2009, 4:58 pm

I got the DVD for Christmas and snobbishly I turned my nose up at it. It was quite good, however! It doesn't try to be clever or masterful; it's just fluff.

6/10

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Post by Amanda » Mon March 2nd, 2009, 9:21 pm

For the other Aussies keen to see this:

Lost In Austen starts on Sunday ABC1 8:30pm.

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Post by diamondlil » Wed March 4th, 2009, 9:22 am

Cool. I've set it to record so I can watch it! Thanks for the heads up!
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